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Sage Gateshead

Wednesday 31 July – Saturday 3 August, Durham School  


Junior Summer School (9-13)

Tutors: Ruth Ball (Director), Lucy Farrell, Sarah Hayes, Bethan Rhiannon


For ages 9-13


See below for prices

Folkworks Junior Summer School is an inspirational Summer School for young folk musicians, singers and dancers aged 9-13. This school is open to any young musician, including singers and dancers, who can play at a basic level on their instruments (contact us if you are unsure of your level).

Junior Summer School is a perfect way to learn more about folk music, whether you have played lots already or are totally new to it. It’s a fun environment and a great way to meet new friends.

The summer school is based in Durham School, where residential participants stay. Non-residential participants are also welcome and receive lunch and dinner at the School. Our experienced and welcoming pastoral staff look after children 24/7 and make sure everyone has a good time. Durham School is new for Junior Summer School and is a perfect base with full use of the music department facilities and homely and comfortable shared rooms – all in the heart of Durham city.

Junior Summer School participants work towards a performance alongside the Youth Summer School participants on the evening of Friday 2 August and will also have an opportunity to perform with all other participants at our farewell picnic on Saturday morning.

Download the Junior Summer School Information Pack

For all enquiries please email [email protected]

Who is teaching?

Please see our Tutor Biographies to learn more about our tutors. Another tutor will be announced soon.

Junior Summer School Ticket Prices

  • Residential £310
  • Residential Sibling Concession* £280
  • Non Residential £286
  • Non Residential Sibling Concession* £256

*The concession rate applies only to participants with an older sibling attending full price at either Youth or Junior Summer School

We are delighted to be offering flexible instalment payments. To secure your place you may pay a deposit of £50 per person. The remainder of your payment may be paid as and when you are able (please note that fees must be paid in full before enrolment closes on Monday 8 July). To pay a deposit and begin paying for Folkworks Summer School 2019 please visit or call Ticket Ofice on 0191 443 4661 and we will set this up for you.

Bursaries are available for participants who would not be able to attend without financial support. Please see the bursary information, and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any concerns. Applications have now closed. We may still be able to accept late applications. Please contact [email protected] to find out more. 

How to Book

Step 1 – Payment
Click the ‘book tickets’ box on the top right hand side and follow the instructions to make your payment. You will then receive a confirmation email with your order number.

Step 2 – Enrolment
Complete the enrolment form at the bottom of this page and click the ‘submit’ box. A confirmation message will appear at the bottom of the page indicating that we have received your form.

Tickets can also be purchased from Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Instalment payments can also be set up with Ticket Office.

Enrollment now closed – please email [email protected]